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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Greening of Detroit

Guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards, and parks

two stars

73.96

13000 West McNichols Detroit, MI 48235
tel: (313) 237-8733   Web Site
EIN: 31-0036036

Board Leadership
Richard A. Ramirez
Chairman

CEO
Lionel Bradford
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.96 two stars
  Financial 78.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Greening of Detroit was founded in 1989 to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs. Annually, The Greening hosts planting projects, ranging from full park restorations to streetscape renovations and massive street tree plantings to the creation of community and family vegetable gardens. We partner with federal, state and local agencies, corporations and foundations to assist neighborhood groups, churches and schools in their efforts to improve the ecosystem in Detroit.

The Greening of Detroit was founded in 1989 to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs. Annually, The Greening hosts planting projects, ranging from full park restorations to streetscape renovations and massive street tree plantings to the creation of community and family vegetable gardens. We partner with federal, state and local agencies, corporations and foundations to assist neighborhood groups, churches and schools in their efforts to improve the ecosystem in Detroit.

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Financial

two stars

78.65

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth -12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greening of Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greening of Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greening of Detroit (MI) 73.96 two stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 89.30 three stars
Hitchcock Center (MA) 86.71 three stars
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 92.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,276,767
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,819
   Fundraising Events $20,570
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $249,733
Total Contributions $1,548,889
   Program Service Revenue $545,684
Total Primary Revenue $2,094,573
   Other Revenue $37,199
TOTAL REVENUE $2,131,772
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,130,584
   Administrative Expenses $244,937
   Fundraising Expenses $237,861
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,613,382
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-481,610
   
Net Assets $1,344,006

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Workforce Development $1,486,783 69.8%
Green Infrastructure $643,801 30.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 73.96 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2020 79.41 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 70.34 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 80.94 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 76.57 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.53 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.68 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 83.07 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.25 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 89.33 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 85.80 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.54 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 88.30 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 77.13 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 77.66 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.24 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 80.92 three stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 71.41 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-0036036
Name in IRS Master File GREENING OF DETROIT
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,482 3.80% Lionel Bradford President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greening of Detroit (MI) 73.96 two stars
Hitchcock Center (MA) 86.71 three stars
Earth Force (CO) 87.63 three stars
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 92.27 four stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Greening of Detroit
13000 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48235
tel: (313) 237-8733
fax: (313) 237-8737
EIN: 31-0036036

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Board Leadership

Richard A. Ramirez
Chairman

CEO

Lionel Bradford
President

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